Fiacaill Ridge* 1
[fiacaill ridge, 2 kb]Summer scramble route.
Accessed from the right side of the coire, gives easy access to the plateau.

Photo: fiacaill ridge © cas smerdon
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After an afternoon at Huntly's Cave I decided to grab the route before the sun set. Had the ridge to myself in glorious evening sunshine. Descended via Fiacaill a' Choire Chais reaching the car park just as the sun sunk below the Monadhliath.
dansmonkeytroubles - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/15

Hidden - 06/Apr/15

Winter Ridge traverse
fizzicist - 14/Feb/15 with Dave Martin, Isi Oakley

Captain America - Solo - 08/Jan/15

GordonAinslie - AltLd - 2015

Hidden - Solo rpt - 22/Nov/14

PoorPaddy - Solo - Nov/14

kegless - Oct/14

danceswithcats - Solo - 21/Sep/14

jonathandavey - 16/Sep/14

xusa - Solo O/S - Sep/14 with John jones

Stuzz - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/14

Lead group of 4 Wet conditions
Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14

Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jun/14

RyanOsborne - Solo - 31/May/14

stucknortherner - Solo - 31/May/14

kato'sdad - Lead - 27/May/14 with MIA re-assessment

Becky E - Solo - 26/May/14 with David Brown, Mike Tutt, Dad, Mum

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/14

Cold climbing really after huge thaw. Didn't get the crampons out but there were patches black ice around especially on the crux
smithjmw46 - Solo O/S - 28/Nov/13 with Pete Ravenscroft, Nathan Jones

Descent after The Message.
Nath93 - Solo - 05/Oct/13

wildbill - Solo - 25/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo β - 18/Sep/13

DaveHall246 - 12/Sep/13 with Chris Hall

xusa - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/13 with John jones

BikeClimbWalk - Solo - 10/Sep/13 with John J

Hidden - Solo - 06/Sep/13

Dustin - 29/Aug/13 with Tom Pollock

TomPollock - Solo - 29/Aug/13 with Dustin Bunyan

cas smerdon - Solo - 28/Aug/13 with Phil Orwell, Sharon Beynon, Dave Beynon

Stuart S - 08/Aug/13 with Calum Stronach, Euan Stronach

mhowie - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jul/13

MelH - Solo - 06/Jul/13 with Ed

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - 22/Jun/13

Hidden - 22/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/13

Descended after a great day doing fingers, after thought, and pigmy.
David Barratt - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/13 with owenf

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13

Great fun with some big drops either side!!
CyberTaff - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Mathew

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - 02/Mar/13

Gumery - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/13

Scramble, missing out the pitched bits.
beth_may - Solo - 01/Feb/13 with Tom Barrett, Will Pope

becoming-stranger - Solo - 01/Feb/13 with Beth Mc

picasso - Lead - 19/Jan/13

Avinash Aujayeb - 2nd rpt - Jan/13

Chrismith - Solo - 2013

mysterion - 23/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead β - 20/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Oct/12

bri - 22/Sep/12 with Mr G

Laurence20 - 15/Sep/12 with Euan Smith, Theo Barnard

jacobfinn - Solo rpt - 09/Sep/12 with jjax

jjax - Solo - 09/Sep/12 with jason

Nice scramble, if short. In descent from what ended up being a summer ascent of Y-gully in Coire an Lochain (not recommended!) as Savage Slit was wet.
Katherine Ross - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Chris Stafford

A well situated downclimb, good scrambling.
stafford101 - 07/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 04/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo - 03/Aug/12

Hidden - 03/Aug/12

Alastair MacSween - Solo - 23/Jul/12 with Linda MacSween, Graham Hunter

In descent.
iceicebaby - Solo - 21/Jul/12 with Sam Wood

yehti - 02/Jun/12 with Shula Bayton, Susan Young

Did this on route to Savage Slit - abseiled into base of Savage slit rather than walk up snow/choss.
Roch - 27/Mar/12 with Luke Parkes

parksy986 - 27/Mar/12 with paul rochford

99bolivar - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Peter Chadwick, Peter Eliott

Dustin - Solo - 22/Mar/12 with Tom Pollock

TomPollock - Solo - 22/Mar/12 with Dustin Bunyan

First day of Ex Indian Tiger Winter Meet. Climbed roped up practising Alpine style moving together. Stunning day - cold, but clear and sunny.
Jeavsy - Lead - 18/Mar/12 with Andrew Bisset

Hidden - 14/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo - 13/Mar/12

Did this as a descent route after climbing Pygmy Ridge.
monkeyman79 - 12/Mar/12 with Steve Chapman, Jon Hubbard, David Edmondson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Feb/12

Jinete Palido - Solo - 29/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/12

stuartmunn - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/12 with Chris Barnett

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jan/12

Minuscule amounts of snow and ice....
trivett - Solo - 11/Jan/12 with Steve ward

Callum Anderson - 2012

David Smith - 2012

petecox84 - 2012

Hidden - 2012

cwhitty - AltLd - 2012

geoff.comley - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/11

melville18 - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/11 with claire melville

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Oct/11

Robertgiddy - Solo - 18/Oct/11

Dustin - Solo rpt - 26/Aug/11 with Tom Pollock

Ross Young - Solo rpt - 02/Aug/11 with Anders HWUMC, Emma HWUMC

Took Jacob and Finn up the ridge today. First time roped up for Finn on a "climb". Boys did well.
jacobfinn - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with jjax

jjax - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/11 with jason

andrew549 - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/11

FrankW - Solo β - 09/Jul/11 with Allan Young, Steve Graham

TomPollock - Solo - 07/Jul/11 with Phil Warriner

Hidden - Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - 23/Apr/11

great fun we moved together for some and pitched two sections. My first winter lead
nigel pearson - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Mark

Macleod - 10/Jan/11

keithru - 2011

Pete Barker - Solo O/S - Oct/10 with Mike

Descent
Dustin - Solo rpt - 02/Sep/10 with Tom Pollock

Dustin - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/10

Did this scramble then walked to Cairngorm summit and back to car park.
Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Catriona Love

JamesRoddie - Solo - 20/May/10 with Alex Roddie

j4kub - 21/Feb/10 with dave davey

LogieNick - AltLd - 16/Feb/10 with Glenmore Lodge Winter Lead Climb Course

highfivekrissy - AltLd - Feb/10 with Russell Belcher

Hidden - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/09

Lots of powder, but axes / crampons not needed
nukebat - Solo - 08/Nov/09 with Craig

Hidden - Solo - 31/Oct/09

Nice ridge
Chris Ellyatt - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/09 with Gavin, Nick Herbert, Mark Herbert

descent from coire an lochain
dja - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/09 with Mike Hargreaves

on descent. really enjoyable and interesting if you stick to the crest
punj - Solo - 08/Aug/09 with john meechan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/09

Really good grade 1 scramble - great fun!
Lyndsay Superclimber - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Jimbo

Very windy so we avoided a steep section of about 15m but I enjoyed every minute of this. It was my first graded scramble, can't wait to do more.
Sutty22 - Solo - 05/Aug/09 with Soj

johannes - Solo - 27/Jun/09

Descent
t_stork - Solo - 21/Jun/09 with Marcus, Freddie and Wee Stevie

in descent
frecro - 21/Jun/09 with wee stevie, marcus, tom

In descent.
stephenmckenzie - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Marcus Brown, Tom Stork, Freddie Crowley

A nice scramble, went up there to practice ice axe arrests with John and ended up doing this scramble. Took crampons off first though.
Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/09 with John Proctor

Dave Richards - Solo O/S - 29/May/09 with Ruth Ramsdale

Hidden - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/09

Great route and plenty of snow!
Scott McRae - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Mark Chatsworth

1st winter scramble led the last pitch. As it turned out only 10 feet from the top, oh well.
steveadkinson - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Si & Moxy

Done on the final day of a Glenmore Lodge course.
CalumA - Solo O/S - Sep/08

jl - Solo - 29/Jul/08 with Penny

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jun/08

david0811 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Hannah Suttill and Josh Baxter

vincentvega - 2nd - 15/Mar/08 with danny robb, kevin k

david0811 - Solo - 17/Feb/08 with Matt Henderson and Dave Gilchrist

With Dave G and Dave M
mdh - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/08

avictimoftheDrpsycho - AltLd - 2008 with Dad

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - 2008 with Lucy Prins

BelleVedere - 22/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/07

alan.rodger - Solo rpt - 06/Jul/07 with elaine rodger

CurlyStevo - Solo - 2007

abbeywall - Solo - Jun/06 with K

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Dom

tallthinmonkey - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/05 with Eilidh Paterson

Chris Plewa - AltLd O/S - Feb/05

HIGHTOWER - Solo - Nov/04 with Andy Couthbert

Lawrie Brand - Solo - 26/Oct/04

Stone Muppet - 2004

Rob Pitt - 2004

Hidden - Solo - 2003

Yourlead - Solo - 09/Nov/02

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/02 with John Howes

Yourlead - Solo - 16/Apr/01 with Raymond Simpson

roryifinlay - Solo - Jan/01

no_more_scotch_eggs - Aug/00

stubobaloo - 2nd O/S - Mar/00 with Andy Halliwell

Jacob Ram - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/97 with anthony aylett

Iain Thow - Solo - 26/Sep/97

Yourlead - Solo - 04/Dec/94 with Hugh Muchcamp

jackse - May/92

Yourlead - Solo - Aug/87 with Donald Williamson

Yourlead - Solo - Jul/85 with Donald Williamson

Tony Prendergast - Feb/84 with Chris Foster

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